NT school curriculum

Middle years curriculum

This page has information about what your child learns during the middle years of schooling and how you can help your child do their best at school.


The Australian Curriculum forms the basis of teaching and learning in the middle years. 

There is a strong focus on the social,emotional, physical and academic development of children.

The Australian Curriculum recognises that your child develops at different rates to others, has different learning needs, areas of interest and aspirations. The curriculum is used flexibly in schools to meet the educational needs of all students.

Go to the Australian Curriculum website to view the curriculum.


Your child is assessed both formally and informally.

Assessment is used for all of the following:

  • understanding your child's strengths and weaknesses
  • informing the next stages of teaching and learning
  • helping teachers monitor your child's progress
  • informing your child's report.

Assessment includes all of the following:

You child may also be assessed in science, literacy, civics and citizenship and information and communication technology literacy under the National Assessment Program sample assessments.

Information for teachers

Go to support for teachers on the Department of Education website for details of curriculum resources for teachers in Learning Links and other professional development resources.

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Last updated: 04 February 2019

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